Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) backed special counsel Robert Mueller in an interview published Friday, saying that he believes the prosecutor will carry out his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign “in a fair and balanced way.”

“From his reputation and everything I know about him, I remain convinced that when this is all said and done, Mueller is going to only pursue things that are true and he will do it in a fair and balanced way,” Rubio said of Mueller in a News-Press interview.

The senator’s comments come one day after President Trump expressed confidence that Mueller would carry out the federal probe without bias despite recent attacks on Mueller’s integrity from Republican lawmakers.

“I think the best thing that can happen for the president, for the country and for everyone is that he be allowed to complete his investigation as thoroughly and as completely as possible and that we allow the facts from the investigation to lead where they may,” Rubio continued.